I love jargon. Technical talk. Extended abstruse conversations.
Okay, all that's normal for an economics blogger. The thing is, I love them even when I have no idea what they are about. I have sat riveted while two physics geeks wrote excitedly on napkins, exclaiming "Well then it's obvious that . . . " when all that was really obvious to me was that I shouldn't have bugged out of Physics 101. There is something about the arcana of other people's knowledge domains that sends a shiver up my spine--the implication, perhaps, that there are still mysteries in the world which one might actually follow to a speedy and satisfactory conclusion. Paging Ms. Christie . . .
All of which is to say, I loved this post. I have no idea what any of it means. But I sense, as through a glass darkly, that it is hilarious. And that sense, even without the meaning, is deeply satisfying.